New Google Earth Timelapse lets you travel back 32 years to see how planet has changed

Posted at 11:59 AM, Nov 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-30 11:59:57-05

Imagine being able to go back in time to see how how different parts of the planet have changed over the past three decades. Now Google has made that possible with its new Timelapse of Google Earth.

You can zoom to any point on the globe, from your hometown to far-off lands to see how the Earth has changed since 1984.

According to Google, "Timelapse is a global, zoomable video that lets you see how the Earth has changed over the past 32 years. It is made from 33 cloud-free annual mosaics, one for each year from 1984 to 2016, which are made interactively explorable by Carnegie Mellon University CREATE Lab's Time Machine library, a technology for creating and viewing zoomable and pannable timelapses over space and time."

The project uses more than 5 million satellite images over the past three decades. You can search, pan, zoom and see YouTube highlights, too.

Click here to explore for yourself.